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Buddy Oliver’s Rocky Road

by Buddy Oliver from Let’s Cook

This easy-to-follow rocky road recipe from Buddy Oliver is a fun one to make with kids. Let them pick out their favourite cookies, nuts and dried fruit to add to customise it for an after school treat!

From the book

Buddy Oliver


olive oil, for greasing
100g dark chocolate (70%)
100g quality milk chocolate
125g unsalted butter
75g golden syrup
50g marshmallows
150g biscuits, such as ginger nuts, digestives
75g unsalted nuts, such as pistachios, toasted hazelnuts
75g chocolate-covered honeycomb
75g glacé cherries or dried fruit
50g quality white chocolate

Essential kit

You will need: a 25cm x 30cm roasting tray.


Lightly oil a 25cm x 30cm roasting tray and line it with a sheet of damp greaseproof paper.

Sit a heatproof bowl on top of a pan of lightly simmering water, snap in the dark and milk chocolate, add the butter and golden syrup, and stir occasionally until melted.

Halve the marshmallows, snap up the biscuits, roughly chop or bash up the nuts, bash up the honeycomb and halve the cherries or dried fruit (if needed), then stir them into the chocolate mixture.

Pour into the lined tray and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, then carefully turn out.

Snap the white chocolate into a clean heatproof bowl and melt as described in step 2 (or melt in the microwave, if easier). Drizzle the melted chocolate over the rocky road, leave to set in the fridge, then slice up and serve.

Make it festive

Transfer the mixture to a 1-litre oiled and lined pudding basin before chilling, then turn it out, pour over melted white chocolate and decorate with artificial holly to turn it into a Christmas pud..

My Dad’s Nutrition Team helped me to make sure that the recipes in Let’s Cook are the right balance between nutritious everyday foods and things to be enjoyed occasionally. The recipes can be enjoyed by your whole family, so just dish up smaller portions if you’re cooking for little siblings. Throughout the book, there are also handy tips to building positive eating habits that are easy to remember, and will help you on the path to leading a healthier, happier life. 

Let’s Cook: Fun, easy recipes for kids by Buddy Oliver is published by Penguin Michael Joseph ©Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2024 Let’s Cook). Recipe photography: © David Loftus, 2024.

Published to accompany the TV series Cooking Buddies, produced by Jamie Oliver Productions for the BBC, available on CBBC and BBC iPlayer from July 2024.


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